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Craig Fletcher shares plan to support esports if elected to Parliament

Craig Fletcher has launched a plan that details how he’d support the games and esports industries if he was to make it into Parliament. The Liberal Democrats’ Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Romsey & Southampton North worked in gaming and esports prior to his candidacy. Photo via: SpecialEffect RELATED: Ukie announces esports event at Palace of Westminster Fletcher […]

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British Esports Association outlines vision for next three years

Not-for-profit organisation British Esports Association has outlined its plans for the next three years in an online booklet. The association aims to drive forward with three key strategies: increasing awareness of esports in the UK, improving the standard of UK esports, and inspiring future talent. Image credit: British Esports Association RELATED: British Esports Association launches tournament for […]

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Hitmarker raises 250% of crowdfunding campaign target

UK-based esports job platform Hitmarker raised 250% of its equity crowdfunding target in just six days. The target of the campaign was £80,000 for 4 percent equity, though the company set a cap of £200,000 for 9.43 percent equity and successfully met it. Photo credit: Hitmarker RELATED: Hitmarker launches equity crowdfunding campaign The company now plans to double […]

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Stay Campus London launches talent programme with TobiWan

London-based English language course provider Stay Campus London has launched an esports talent programme aimed at helping students enter the industry. The course will cover image, scripting, rhythm media, creative, and vocals. Registration for the course is now open, with esports commentator Toby “TobiWan” Dawson sharing his experience with the students. Logo credit: Stay Campus London […]

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Excel Esports secures Neosurf as online payment partner

British esports organisation Excel Esports has announced Neosurf as its official online payments partner. As part of the deal, Neosurf will be a jersey sponsor of Excel Esports’ teams in the League of Legends European Championship (LEC) and the UKLC. Image credit: Excel Esports RELATED: A behind the scenes look at the Excel HQ at Twickenham Stadium […]

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Vexed Gaming releases limited-edition collection with Kappa

UK-based organisation Vexed Gaming has released a one-off collection with sportswear brand Kappa. The parties announced a partnership in August, which included Kappa providing apparel for Vexed Gaming’s players. Photo credit: Vexed Gaming RELATED: Kappa enters esports with Vexed Gaming partnership Mark Weller, Chief Gaming Officer at Vexed Gaming discussed the move in a release: “We […]

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All 12 Call of Duty League franchises announced

In what appeared to be no time at all, each of the 12 Call of Duty League franchises confirmed their identities and branding. The inaugural season of the Call of Duty League kicks off on January 24th at the Minneapolis Armory in Minnesota. The season will consist of home series events, with each team hosting matches from its […]

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Hitmarker launches equity crowdfunding campaign

UK-based esports job platform Hitmarker has publicly launched its seed investment round with an equity crowdfunding campaign. Hitmarker will use the capital raised to expand into the games industry, providing its services for that market in addition to esports. Photo credit: Esports Insider | Jak Howard RELATED: Esports job opportunities up 185% in first half of […]

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Misfits Gaming hires Matt Bailey for sales and partner relations

North American organisation Misfits Gaming has hired Matt Bailey as its Senior Director of Sponsorship Sales and Services. Bailey is the first European-based senior commercial team hire for the organisation and will be responsible for global sales and partner relations. Logo credit: Misfits Gaming RELATED: Misfits Gaming appoints Lagen Nash as VP of Partnerships Bailey previously served […]